2007 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 3rd prize

Moises Saman


01 January, 2006

A man douses flames on a former brothel, set on fire by rioters along with bars and other symbols of foreign presence after a traffic accident involving American troops resulted in the deaths of Afghan civilians. Five years after the American-led invasion to oust the Taliban from Afghanistan, efforts to reform the judiciary, towards religious freedom, and towards relaxing strictures on women were still underway. Life for most Afghans revolved around rebuilding the war-ravaged state.

About the photographer

Moises Saman

Moises Saman was born in 1974 in Lima, Peru, but spent most of his youth in Barcelona, Spain, after his family moved there. Moises studied communications and sociology in the Uni...

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